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Dual-earner families are scaling back for kids
About three-quarters of middle-income, dual-earner couples in a study in upstate New York -- and almost all of those couples raising children -- scale back their work commitments for the sake of their families and to have more discretionary time, according to a new Cornell University study. (1999-12-01)
Marriage rates differ only slightly in childhood cancer survivors
Children who survive cancer have a slightly lower rate of marriage when they reach adulthood than the general population, although the rate varies somewhat by sex and race, new research shows. (1999-08-30)
Recipe for happy retired husbands: work
Retired men who are back at work report the highest morale and lowest rates of depression, especially if their wives are not employed, according to a new Cornell University study. (1999-08-23)
Ethnic clustering of male genes in India
In the August issue of Genome Research, Nitai Pada Bhattacharyya, Partha Majumder and colleagues ask whether social customs in India have restricted male gene flow between ethnic populations. (1999-08-16)
Parental home is still most important haven for unmarried moms
Most first time, never-married mothers live with their parents, both before and after the birth of their child, but co-habitation with a male partner is on the increase, a Penn State study has shown. (1999-08-08)
Research links fathers' job stress, other risk factors to parents' knowledge about children's daily experiences
Keeping up with the kids gets even tougher when fathers' job stress is combined with the additional challenges of dealing with a less than harmonious marriage and an active young son, say Penn State researchers. (1999-07-06)
Strength of beliefs intensify sense of loss
Differences in people's beliefs about marriage are pivotal in explaining the mental health impact of transitions into marriage, divorce and separation, a new study by University of Iowa sociologists demonstrates. (1999-06-20)
Men, Women Aren't That Different, Says Leading Marital Researcher Who Points To Friendship With Spouse As Glue That Binds Marriages
Friendship with your spouse is the foundation of a happy marriage says a University of Washington psychologist after nearly 25 years of studying what makes marriages blossom or shrivel. (1999-03-18)
Money, Jobs Decide Who Cohabits Or Marries
Cohabitation tends to attract people with different economic circumstances than those who opt directly for marriage, says Marin Clarkberg, assistant professor of sociology at Cornell University. (1999-02-08)
In Marital Arguments, Resignation May Have Its Reward
When husbands and wives argue, researchers have discovered, blood pressure goes up more if one spouse perceives the other as relatively dominant, but less if that spouse considers the other so clearly dominant that the argument is impossible to win or at least not worth the effort. (1999-01-26)
Overworked Couples Have Worst Life Quality
Couples who wish they could work less, who have demanding jobs or both work more than 45 hours a week report the lowest quality of life among working couples, according to Cornell University sociologist Phyllis Moen. (1999-01-22)
Table of Contents, Public Health Reports
The January/February issue of Public Health Reports. (1999-01-11)
Gender Issues Are Keys To Adolescent Reproductive Behavior
Adolescent reproductive behavior cannot be understood and modified without an understanding of the social pressures that shape it--the societal and familial forces that pressure girls into involuntary and unprotected sexual relations and early childbearing. (1998-12-16)
Exercise Pace Picks Up After Walk Down The Aisle
Wedding bells often signal the start of a surge in physical activity for newly married men and women, say researchers who evaluated 302 women and 256 men ages 25 to 75 five times over 10 years: only the singles-to-married increased their activity levels during the second data collection period. (1998-10-27)
How Black Americans Faring In An Increasingly Diverse Nation
Uneven progress of African Americans identified in a new report on race in America. (1998-10-20)
'Doing It All' Not Harmful To Women's Health
Women who juggle the roles of wife, parent, and employee generally suffer no ill effects on their health compared with other women, according to results of a 10-year study. (1998-09-11)
Press Briefing On Children In Immigrant Families To Be Held August 24, San Francisco Hilton 11 AM
As part of its Annual Meeting, the American Sociological Association will feature an important media briefing on (1998-08-19)
Annulments Given At Higher Rate In Countries With Religious Competition
SAN FRANCISCO - In countries where Catholics make up less than 50 precent of the population, significantly more marriage annulments are granted than in countries where the Catholic church dominates, says a new study to be presented August 24 at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association by Melissa Wilde of the UC-Berkeley Sociology department. (1998-08-14)
In Older People, Impaired Breathing May Raise Stroke Risk; Study Also Finds That Being Married Could Lower Risk
DALLAS, July 3 -- High blood pressure, prior stroke and having an irregular heartbeat are all risk factors for stroke. (1998-07-02)
Largest Generation Of Adolescents Faces Reproductive Health Risks
Young people today are exposed to the risks of premarital sex for longer periods of time, and are at greater risk of unintended pregnancies, induced abortions, and STDs, including AIDS and HIV. (1998-06-23)
Study Of Intermarriage Patterns Shows Race Still A Major Factor
A new study of ethnic and racial intermarriage in the United States finds that the old patterns of (1998-04-08)
Husband's Willingness To Be Influenced By Wife, Share Power Are Key Predictors Of Newlywed Happiness, Stability, UW Study Shows
Active listening techniques taught by many marriage counselors don't work when couples are in conflict. (1998-02-20)
Couples Sought At UNC-CH For Research On Extramarital Affairs
Couples struggling through the aftermath of an extramarital affair may find help through a new study beginning at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (1997-10-27)
UGA Researchers In Midst Of Largest Study Of Mediator Skills Ever Conducted
University of Georgia professors will present results from the first two years of a four-year study on mediation skills at this weekend's American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy annual meeting in Atlanta. (1997-09-18)
Recidivism Rates Drop 21 Percent For Juveniles In Family Solutions Project
A program that combines first-time juvenile offenders, their parents and siblings with counselors has shown a 21 percent decrease in recidivism rates when compared with juveniles who didn't complete the program. (1997-09-18)
Professor Explores The 'Talk Of Therapy'
What's occurring at the (1997-09-18)
Training Program Turns Tables On Therapists: Clients Offer Insight On Therapists' Skills
A program developed by a University of Georgia professor allows counseling clients to (1997-09-18)
Immigrant Study Provides New Insights
Legal immigrants are more educated as a group than native-born U.S citizens, according to a just-released survey of new immigrants. (1997-09-15)
A Mismatch Made In Heaven
A cheap and simple method of controlling the size of microscopic semiconductor crystals has been developed by Weizmann Institute researchers. (1997-08-13)
When Marriages Fail, The Home Is Often A Major Source Of Conflict
Home may be where the heart is, but when homes and hearts break apart, the family home is less a haven and more a source of stress and conflict, a University of Illinois professor reports (1997-06-03)
Physicians' Divorce Risk May Be Linked To Specialty Choice
A Johns Hopkins study finds that physicians in some specialties -- chiefly psychiatry and surgery -- are at higher risk for divorce than their medical brethren in other fields. (1997-03-13)
Discovery Of Cell Sites May Shed Light On How Bodily Systems Interact
Scientists have located -- and produced a vivid picture of -- specific cells that contain receptors for a hormone-like substance made by the immune system and associated with declines in growth-hormone production in animals with bacterial infections. (1996-10-03)
When Parents Argue, They Are More Likely To Fight With Kids, Too
On days that parents bicker, both mothers and fathers are much more likely to also have tense days with their children, according to a new Cornell University/University of Arizona study (1996-06-04)
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